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6 Tips for Property Curb Appeal

How often when taking a walk through neighborhoods have you noticed unappealing and unattractive or down right neglected yards? Do you find yourself walking a bit faster or looking away or do you stare wondering how something like that can...
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Winter Pruning Basics

The dead of winter is the ideal time to prune dormant plants in and around Sonoma County.  It is this time of year when sap is flowing the slowest or not at all.  There are no leaves on the plants...
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CHILLIN’

Cold weather can affect plants that are not adapted to thrive in our Sonoma County climate. Many plants we find commonly available such as Citrus, tropicals, succulents and ferns are at risk during periods of freezing weather that typically occurs...
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A Watershed Movement

wa·ter·shed (noun) 1. an area or ridge of land that separates waters flowing to different rivers, basins, or seas.   2. an event or period marking a turning point in a course of action or state of affairs.   What...
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Landscape Plants to Repel Mosquitos

There was an interesting article by Dr Jacqueline A. Soule that was entitled “Repel Mosquitos with Landscape Plants “ in the latest issue of Southwest Trees and Turf that seems worthwhile to paraphrase. We have been hearing a lot about...
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Expert Landscape Q&A

1. I have a landscape project, but don’t know where to begin. How do I get started? Whether you will be doing the work yourself or hiring a licensed landscape contractor to do the work, you should start with a...
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Irrigation System Start Up Check List

Getting your irrigation system inspected and tuned up for the approaching growing season prolongs its life and also improves efficiency whether or not Sonoma County is in a drought year.  Water conservation begins with understanding your watering system especially if...
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Preventing Irrigation Run Off

In Sonoma County, landscapers and Do It Yourselfers alike know it is illegal in California to allow run off from your sprinkler system. The current drought emergency has heighten sensitivity to this and can often be seen highlighted on the...
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Poinsettia

Few plants, if any, invoke the Christmas season more than the Poinsettia. They appear in stores around Thanksgiving and remain stocked until Christmas day. They are common dinner gifts for friends and family gathering to enjoy the holidays. Native to...
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7 Ways to Greet El Nino!

The rain has begun trickling in, which means it’s time to get prepared for what we hope (and is hyped) to be a heavy rainy season. Have you created a winter checklist for your garden/landscape to help you save water,...
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